Affordable Homes for Blantyre

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-17-41-36A brand new housing estate for Blantyre is proposed to be started in early 2017.

Partnership housing developer Lovell will undertake the development for Clyde Valley Housing Association which will help tackle the shortage of new affordable homes in South Lanarkshire.

Blantyre will see 38 new homes being built in the currently derelict land at Victoria Street adjacent to the Auchinraith Primary School. Other developments in East Kilbride and Hamilton combined will create a total of 112 brand-new rented affordable homes. Lovell acquired the land, now has planning permission and worked closely with the housing association to bring forward the schemes giving Blantyre a good choice of new, affordable homes right at the heart of the town.

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Homes will be accessed from Victoria Street and will consist of 20 flatted dwellings and 9 homes. Adjacent to this, on the land of the former bowling green will be a further 3 two bedroom and 6 three bedroom homes. A total of 38 new homes for the area.

Elsewhere, in November 2016, construction had already started at Lovell’s first development in Kenilworth Road, East Kilbride.The new timber-framed development, scheduled for completion at the end of 2017, will provide smart, modern homes built to high energy-efficiency standards, helping minimise residents’ energy bills. Properties will meet the Scottish Building Standards Silver level (Aspects 1 and 2) thanks to their low-energy heating systems and reduced carbon emissions.

This will be achieved through a range of green technology including high-efficiency combi boilers; photovoltaic panels; advanced insulation and a flue gas recovery system which enables heat from waste flue gases to be recovered and used to preheat cold water entering the boiler. Lovell will also create new roads and infrastructure to serve the development.

Lovell acting regional director, Adam Forrest, said: “In partnership with Clyde Valley Housing Association, the Lovell team has drawn on its expertise in identifying and developing sites for new homes to bring forward these three housing schemes. These homes will significantly alleviate South Lanarkshire’s shortage of affordable homes, providing well-designed, energy-efficient modern properties for local people.”

In addition to easing the shortage of affordable homes locally, the schemes will create jobs and training for people in the area who will take priority for employment and training opportunities being provided through the new developments.

Campbell Boyd, chairman of Clyde Valley Housing Association, said of the Association’s building ambitions: “It is very pleasing to be working with our partners at Lovell and see positive outcomes on these social housing developments. “

Have your say. Would you be interested in these affordable homes?

On social media:

Elizabeth Dobson Grieve That ground used to be a play park for children. All the council want to do is sell off land to developers or build on green belt land. I understand affordable housing is needed but this site is so pokey and will cause untold problems to traffic in that area.
Marian Maguire That was a lovely wee park , greed again by the council selling off land.
Barry Bloomfield Harrison they are finally getting built
Vicky Harkness How do u apply I’ve been waiting in a 3 bedroom house for ehat seems like a lifetimeo as my kids r currently sharing room I’ve been waiting so long they are now of age where they are sharing illegally because of the age difference and sex. Would love to finally get a 3 bed
Liz Allan What NO park again just houses house house for more money money money
Christine Williamson I hear you all mention lovely park, its not been that for about 40 years it’s a filthy, vermin ridden neglected piece of ground. People need homes more.
The Blantyre Project I have to agree Christine. I have absolutely no memories of a park there in all my years, although have seen photos of it and heard accounts of how nice it was. Its a severely neglected piece of land for several decades and has never had any talk of a new park put to it. I for one will be glad to see affordable new homes built in there and for it to be put to use again, as LONG as the council don’t neglect the remaining parks we have.

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